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Monthly Archives: August 2016


Germany’s Interior Minister wants to introduce facial recognition software at train stations and airports to help identify terror suspectsfollowing two Islamist attacks in the country last month… “Then, if a suspect appears and is recognised, it will show up in the system,” he told the paper. He said a similar system was already being tested for unattended luggage, which the camera reports after a certain number of minutes.

Automatic is back with a new version of its connected car adapter, and this time it doesn’t need to be connected to your phone over Bluetooth to work. The Automatic Pro comes with free 3G connectivity for five years, and can track your vehicles location and status anywhere you go. It can send you alerts when your car starts or parks (no more wandering around the parking lot) track your fill-ups, tell you why your check engine light is on, and even features IFTTT support.

Last Friday, a mysterious group by the name of “The Shadow Brokers” dumpedwhat appeared to be some of the National Security Agency’s hacking tools online. There was some speculation as to whether the tools were legitimate. According to The Intercept, these tools are mentioned in documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Joseph Schmitz, named as one of five advisers by the Trump campaign in March, is accused of bragging when he was Defense Department inspector general a decade ago that he pushed out Jewish employees.

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The former NSA contractor says the auction of alleged NSA cyber tools is meant to warn the US from retaliating for two hacks of Democratic Party organizations.

The smart home revolution definitely isn’t happening overnight. Even with a flood ofnew devices and platforms available, most of us are still only inching toward fully automated homes. Still, you can take matters into your own hands and speed up the rate of progress with these DIY smart home systems. 

Jumping out of a plane and soaring like an eagle while wearing a wingsuit isn’t for the faint of heart. But trying to hit a stationary target atop a mountain while flying at 120 miles per hour requires a whole other level of bravery, and maybe a dash of crazy? Whatever it takes, Miles Daisher makes it look like it’s a stunt he’s tried a thousand times before.